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Old 02-04-2012, 06:22 AM   #3
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For the front end, I was going to keep the XR650L assembly I had installed earlier but then I found a complete minus the wheel '93 CR500 fork assembly on ebay and decided to go that route.
After I bought it I was told that the '93 stuff wasn't really that great of a setup. Oh well. It's what I have and will work fine for now. I can always change it out later if I'm not happy with the results.
To install it on the XL, I had to swap the stem for one from an '84 CR500. I just happened to have a triple assembly for an '84 CR5 lying around and the stem happened to be what was needed. Just had to machine a bushing for the lower clamp to stem interface.

After the test fitting, the frame and top motor mounts were taken to the powder coater. I also rattle canned the triple clamp assembly. Strangely enough, they came out nice.
The frame came out awesome. More pics later.
2014.5 Kawasaki KLR650 NE-2002 Kawasaki KLX300R-2002 Husky TE570-2001 Husaberg FE650E-1993 Kawasaki KX500-1984 Honda XL600R/XR650L Hybrid-1984 Yamaha TT600L-1980 Honda CB750F
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